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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Jul 21, 2011 9:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1974

I'm surprised that you seem to have found it a complete failure,while I get that it can lapse into dullness or noisemaking,there are some really intriguing and smart passages also.I find Ned Lagin to be an interesting character and very much enjoy each of his appearances with the GD,he added a pure out style that was a perfect compliment to their more experimental pieces at the exact right phase in the bands history.I wish Ned would have played with the band much more than he actually did.It also might have been interesting during the hiatus if Phil and Ned fleshed out the Seastones experiment with some extra musicians,say a cello,violin and maybe a few horns,I think it had potential.

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Poster: bkidwell Date: Jul 21, 2011 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1974

I don't think it is a "complete" failure at all, and I didn't mean to imply it was a horrible disaster - it's just that in comparison to how good the 74 Grateful Dead was, even the best moments of Seastones seem pretty weak. To some extent I think the electronic instruments and sound manipulation tools they had were a little bit primitive and restricted their imagination. LIA has also posted some good comments from Ned Lagin about their collaboration, Ned doesn't seem to think they really hit the ball out of the park, either.